Questions relating to Mathematica's sound and audio functionality, including Play, Sound and Speak

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Can one find the beat of a tune with Fourier analysis?

I'm trying to find out if it's possible to find the beat of a tune by Fourier analysis with Mathematica. I'm taking a 44.1 kHz sample sound and hoping that I might get a nice peak for a frequency ...
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How can I interrupt Speak?

I want to use an event handler to stop speaking: Speak[ExampleData[{"Text", "DonQuixoteISpanish"}]] The only way I can stop this is by restarting mathematica!
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Random data generator

Inspired by Quality of random numbers I would like to set up a true random data generator in Mathematica. My idea is to use the static from an open microphone. I recall reading about extracting the ...
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Is it possible to use Mathematica to record sound and/or vision?

I think the title says it all. I know about ImageCapture which seems to capture stills. Can ImageCapture be made to capture a ...
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Manipulating a continuous stream of sounds

I need some audio-feedback when a locator is moved on a surface. I have the following code that produces a beep every time the dynamic controller is interacted with such that the pitch of the sound ...
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How to play microtonal music using Mathematica?

I am trying to model microtonal music using Play. I have only partial success because it takes such a long time to make some sound. Could you please have a look ...
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Creating a realtime MIDI Out

I have a live stream of notes and note velocities using SoundNote and SoundVolume. My problem is that I have no idea how to ...
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How do you remove noise to detect just the human voice?

How do you detect different sound frequencies and cut off parts in an audio file? Among instruments, how do you pick up the human voice?
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Making a wav file from a list of numbers in Mathematica

I have a list of numbers from a simulation of acoustic pressure generated by a virtual musical instrument by another program (Comsol multiphysics). I would like to "hear" the tone produced by ...
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How to add a short wav music clip into a Mathematica animation

I have the following Mathematica animation: Animate[Plot[k*x^2, {x, -2, 2}, PlotRange -> {{-2, 2}, {-10, 10}}], {k, -2, 2, 0.1}] I also have a sound file ...
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How to approximate a given WAV file with trigonometric series?

I'd like (together with a few people) to prepare a presentation about Fourier series for middle/high school students. I thought it might be quite cool to play a violin sound from, say, a WAV file, ...
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How to use and input audio wav file into a Wolfram demonstration

I am trying to send a Wolfram demo, which contains a sound wav file. sound = Import["C:/myfile.wav", "Data"]; snd := sound[[1]]; or snd = sound[[1]]; Is it ...
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How to extract sample values from an imported WAV file?

Suppose I read a file with B = Import["something.wav"] Now how can I obtain a list of sample values?
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Is it possible to concatenate sounds?

I used to be able to make a Table of ListWaveform objects, and Export them; ...
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Why is there a limit of 15 different instruments to be played simultaneously, with Sound / SoundNote?

It seems to be impossible to play more than 15 different instruments simultaneously with the Sound[{Soundnote[...],...}] construct. Any guesses why it is so? With ...
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Manipulating the pitch of a sound

After reading Manipulating a continuous stream of sounds I have to ask about controlling the frequency of a Sin sound in a continuous manner, with a ...
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Realtime audio processing using Dynamic

Can I make real time audio processing with Mathematica in the same way I can do with images using Dynamic[CurrentImage[]]. I know that is possible to use ...
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Why can I still hear sound when the frequency of the periodic function inside Play is lower than the range of human ear?

This question is originally part of this question, but this issue seems to be different from the former one, so I think it's better to start another question for it. Usually, human can't hear sound ...
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Multiple instrument chord

I would like to create a chord using multiple instruments. This started as an attempt to explain music to a friend but my curiosity has taken over. I am familiar with the SoundNote function. I know ...
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Looking to create a lesson on sensory perception of sound

I'm looking to show students a lesson on sensory perception, more specifically on masking. I know a little Mathematica but sound processing has evaded me. I would like to create a white noise and ...
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Why does Play fail to produce a widget sometimes?

If I define: aNote[x_] := Sin[440 * 2 * Pi * x]; then this works (i.e. it produces a widget with a Play button, and clicking on this button produces an A note): ...
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Is there a way to prevent audio from becoming out of sync with graphics?

The code below could be used to say help Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten children learn about the numerals and numbers from one to 9. The problem is that this age group would be prone to just ...
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Why can I still hear sound when the frequency of the periodic function inside Play is higher than the range of human ear?

We know that usually sound that is perceptible by humans has frequencies from about 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz, but as the title said, I can still hear the sound of the outputs of the following code: ...
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Frequencies represented in a DFT list (Fourier[])

I have a sound sample (sample rate: 44100). When I have a list l with n successive elements from the sample, ...
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Save imported sound into a notebook (so I can e-mail it)

At the end of my code I'd like to put an imported (wav) sound. I would then play it with EmitSound[my_sound] when this cell will ...
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How can I emit a sound only during a mouseover?

Emitting a constant sound or note (no interruptions) for a fixed duration is easy, but a dynamic duration, not so easy.
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Using Manipulate to vary the frequency of a sound produced by SoundNote[]

I have tried various ways to combine Manipulate and Sound/SoundNote that would allow me to vary the frequency of a sound while it is being produced. The addition of Dynamic didn't help, but did ...
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How to get the total intensity of a certain frequency range in an audio file?

Does anyone know how to get the total intensity of a certain frequency range in an audio file? Let's say an audio file has a frequency range from 0Hz to 20KHz, and I want to extract the total ...
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How can I regulate 'Play sound duration' in Mathematica 8

How can I regulate the time of play sound[s] - duration in Mathematica 8. I want to import and save wav file in *.nb document & manipulate (with) the sound duration, for example, select sound ...
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How to fix MIDI playback on OS X?

Sometimes sounds specified using SoundNote (i.e. things played using MIDI) don't play properly on OS X. Some notes are missing and some are stuck. At least this ...
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Import audio in uLaw format?

How do I import a uLaw-format audio file into Mathematica? Here's an example: hello-world.ulaw For reference, here's the same file in wav format: hello-world.wav As I understand it, the uLaw ...
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Resources for Sound Synthesis & Design

Are there any resources for sound synthesis using Mathematica? This page, Mathematica: Audio Synthesis Software, refers to other software packages, e.g. Max/MSP and Csound, for real-time synthesis. ...
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How to extract Audio Record data form Sound[SystemDialogInput[“RecordSound”] ?

When I set parameter "SoundReg" to collect Audio Steaming data - it's working After that I use Button\["Record"\] In my ...
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An ancient MIDI keyboard?

There is a demostration project http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/KeyboardAndComposer/ where you can compose Western music using a 97 keys simulated midi keyboard. I study eastern and ancient music ...
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LowpassFilter in v10: unit issues?

I tried this with a clean start and no documents loaded. Now, evaluating the following on the documentation page for LowpassFilter: ...
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What SampleRate and SampleDepth does Mathematica use on output?

The Play function will happily accept arbitrary values for its SampleDepth and SampleRate ...
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Is it possible to model the piano key attack?

My purpose is to model the attack of a piano key. As the key is pressed a sound must be emitted. When the key is released the sound must stop with decreasing volume. I have a partial success when ...
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Notification sound when simulation done? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Customize front end to add notifications when evaluation finishes? How to setup sound alert notification when simulation is complete? I need to do something else while ...
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Extract the left channel from an mp3 file

I'm trying to control where a sound is going to be heard, in the left For example, when I import an mp3 file, and I want to hear it only from the left ear, what should I do? I've never worked with ...
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Demonstrate aliasing effect in sound

I'm trying to demonstrate the aliasing effect using sound, that is, when the sample rate is fixed and the sound frequency is increased, we would hear the sound pitch go down when we pass the Nyquist ...
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Sound data Import Export

Can't regain the data after Export. Create an array of sampled amplitude values: 2. Visualize as sound 3. Save it 4. Get it back 5. ??? ...
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What replaced ListWaveform?

My old Mathematica code used ListWaveform to produce a sound file from a table of amplitudes and frequencies; this seems to no longer exist. What replaced it?
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Getting MIDI SoundNote Pitches as Numeric Values

I'm trying to do some evaluation on notes (specifically the pitches) imported from a MIDI file. I've imported a list containing tracks of sound notes with ...
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How to get a audio file's duration time in Mathematica?

I have a *.avi file and if I want to know the file's duration time: I can use this code to get the result: Import["test.avi", "Duration"] or the code to get the ...
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Sampling a musical instrument (or re-tuning MIDI)

I'd like to try to convert a piece of MIDI music made with SoundNote to another tuning (not microtonal or even split-black-keys, just a slightly different tuning for each note). I searched for pitch ...
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silent soundnote and superimposing sound objects

In Mathematica 9, Soundnote[None] has zero duration if it is the last note in a Sound expression. For instance, the sound object ...
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Generating a sound with pitch like Sin[2Pi t] as t steps from 0 to 1

I am trying to generate a sound with pitch that goes up and down like a sine wave from 0 to 2Pi. So the pitch should be ...
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How to find the local maximum of a list [duplicate]

I have imported a wav sound that a = Import["sound.wav"] and we know that soundStrength = a[[1]][[1]] is a list of sound ...
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How can I import sound from within a Manipulate expression?

I want to import sound from a file, record, and import sound. ...
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Can Mathematica reconstruct an audio signal from a given spectrogram

I just realized that Mathematica can easily construct a spectrogram for a given .wav file. My question is, to what extent can this process be inverted in Mathematica? Namely, lets say I have the ...